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Angoon, City of v. Marsh

ELR Citation: 13 ELR 20849
Nos. No. J83-001 CIV, 19 ERC 1743/(D. Alaska, 07/14/1983)

The court preliminarily enjoins defendants' log transfer operation for failure to obtain a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. The court holds that the balance of hardships decidedly favors plaintiffs. The court finds that the logging activities will result in the discharge of pollutants into navigable waters of the United States. Therefore, plaintiffs have shown that success on the merits is probable. Furthermore, the injunction is in the public interest because it will prevent pollution.

Counsel for Plaintiffs
Frederick P. Furth, Daniel S. Mason, Deborah Webster Trotter
Furth, Fahrner, Bluemle & Mason
Suite 1000, Furth Bldg., 201 Hansome St., San Francisco CA 94104
(415) 433-2070

Counsel for Plaintiffs-Intervenors
Durwood J. Zaelke Jr.
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Inc.
419 6th St., Suite 321, Juneau AK 99801
(907) 586-2751

Counsel for Defendants
Cynthia Pickering, U.S. Attorney
Fed. Bldg., Rm. C 252, Mail Box 9, 701 C St., Anchorage AK 99513
(907) 271-5071

Richard A. Baenen, Jacquelyn R. Luke
Baenen, Timme, De Reitzes & Middleton
601 W. 5th St., Suite 420, Anchorage AK 99501
(907) 276-3390